Anubrata Biswas - Managing Director & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank

Anubrata Biswas - Managing Director & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank

Anubrata Biswas is the MD & CEO of Airtel Payments Bank.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

Anubrata has over 17 years of rich experience in the banking sector. Prior to joining Airtel Payments Bank, he was the Joint General Manager and Retail Business Head - South India for ICICI Bank and was responsible for managing the retail banking business of over 550 branches of the bank. 

During his 17 year stint with ICICI, Anubrata has held several senior level positions, both in India and overseas. He has been the Retail Banking Head of ICICI Bank UK Plc, ICICI Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary in the UK. He was also the NRI and Remittances Head of ICICI Bank Ltd. 

Anubrata was a member of the EFMA Retail Banking Advisory Council which consists of senior executives from major banks across Europe.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Ganesh Ananthanarayanan - Chief Operating Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Ganesh Ananthanarayanan - Chief Operating Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Ganesh is the Chief Operating Officer for Airtel Payments Bank.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

During the bank’s journey, Ganesh has been a key guiding force and a core member who has driven multiple initiatives to further the bank’s mission and vision.

Ganesh brings in close to 22 years of rich experience. Prior to joining the bank, Ganesh was  working with Bharti Airtel leading the Central Distribution team as Executive Vice President for over five years.  In the past, he has also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Karnataka circle, the largest and most profitable state for Airtel.

Ganesh started his career with Hindustan Unilever and spent close to 12 years in HUL across different roles in Marketing and Sales.

Ganesh completed his B tech from IIT Kharagpur and is a Management Graduate from S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR).

Gaurav Seth - Chief Finance Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Gaurav Seth - Chief Finance Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Gaurav Seth is the Chief Finance Officer for Airtel Payments Bank.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

Gaurav is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over two decades of wide ranging technical and executive experience in diverse set of markets which include India, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

His experience in the BFSI space ranges across finance, sales and distribution, acquisitions, corporate planning and analytics. During his career spanning two decades, Gaurav has held several leadership positions at institutions like Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance, Aviva Life Insurance.

Honey Madaan - Head, Customer Experience, Airtel Payments Bank

Honey Madaan - Head, Customer Experience, Airtel Payments Bank

Honey is an accomplished Customer Experience leader with two decades of successful strategic leadership in telecom.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

Honey joined the bank in September, 2016 and played a lynchpin role in the bank’s launch. She leads the Customer Experience vertical and also, the Digital and Bottom of Pyramid product for us.

Honey has been extensively involved in developing a series of strategic solutions to drive business transformation in achieving performance and operational efficiencies. She is passionate about customers and service.

Before joining the bank, Honey was working with Bharti Airtel for close to eight years across various customer service roles.

Honey is a Post Graduate in Computer Science from NIIT and has completed her Bachelors from Delhi University.

Mallika Bhargava - Chief Human Resource Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Mallika Bhargava - Chief Human Resource Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Mallika Bhargava is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Airtel Payments Bank.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

As the CHRO of the bank, Mallika empowers employees across the country to achieve the bank’s mission and pursue its vision. In her role, she focuses on making the bank an exceptional place for all bankers to work, and ensures that the company is creating a culture that attracts and inspires the world’s most passionate talent.

Additionally, in her role as the Chief Internal Vigilance Officer,  she is responsible for formulating policies to curb any corruption, malpractice, or misconduct on the part of employees and to deal with administrative authority/Police/SFIO and regulators.

Mallika brings in close to thirteen years of experience and joined Bharti group in 2007 as a Young Leader and over the years, has worked with Airtel, Bharti Corporate and Bharti Retail in various domains of HR including HR strategy, Talent Acquisition, Business partnering, Organisational Design, Leadership Development, and Employee Engagement.

In her last stint with Airtel, she was leading HR for Engineering and was instrumental in scaling up the Engineering organization and establishing the Airtel X labs. She has successfully dealt with challenges on performance, culture, engagement and career architecture.

Mallika holds an MBA in Human Resources from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.

Sarath Chandra - Chief Information Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Sarath Chandra - Chief Information Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Sarath Chandra is the Chief Information Officer for Airtel Payments Bank.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

As the Chief Information Officer, Sarath drives digital innovation and transformation of products and services.

Sarath brings in close to two decades of work experience and has worked with tech giants like Google, Amazon and Yahoo. In the past, Sarath has also worked as an Agile Coach and also, has been an entrepreneur with his venture in the tech space.

In his last stint before joining the bank, Sarath was working with Google, heading the tools and automation business.

Sarath is an Alumnus of Indian Institute of Science.

Gouresh Kotian - Chief Compliance Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Gouresh Kotian - Chief Compliance Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Gouresh is the Chief Compliance Office for Airtel Payments Bank.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

As the Chief Compliance Officer, Gouresh acts as a strong interface between the bank and regulatory authorities. He also plays a lynchpin role in driving the culture of compliance across the bank.

Gouresh is a seasoned banker with over thirty-six years of experience of working with the Reserve Bank of India in major areas of central banking.

During the course of a noteworthy career, Gouresh has led several initiatives and worked extensively in the areas of Credit Risk, Forex Reserve Management, Banking Supervision, and Currency & Reserve Management. In his previous role before joining us at the bank, Gouresh was working with RBI in the Department of Banking Supervision (DBS) wherein he was responsible for complete oversight and functioning of two foreign banks.

Gouresh holds a Master’s in Law from Mumbai University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance from Welingkar Institute.

Usha Murali - Chief Risk Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Usha Murali - Chief Risk Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Usha Murali is the Chief Risk Officer for Airtel Payments Bank.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

At the bank, she’s spearheading strategic risk management by integrating risk assessment and creating mitigation plans for all the potential risk areas.

Usha brings in over three decades of banking experience in various areas like Risk Management, Compliance, Audits, Regulatory Reporting and Banking Operations.  In her career spanning over 32 years, Usha has held several senior leadership positions at institutions like Fincare Small Finance Bank, ING Group, ING Vysya, and Central Bank of India.

In her last assignment with Fincare Small Finance Bank as the Chief Risk Officer, Usha played a lynchpin role in designing the Risk Management framework for credit risk, market risk, operational risks, and information security risks.

Punit Saruparia - Chief Internal Auditor, Airtel Payments Bank

Punit Saruparia - Chief Internal Auditor, Airtel Payments Bank

Punit Saruparia is the Chief Internal Auditor for Airtel Payments Bank.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

As the Chief Internal Auditor, Punit guides the bank by gauging the risks associated with business processes and evaluating the controls in place to mitigate those risks.

Punit brings with him over fifteen years of banking and financial services experience across areas like Banking Operations, Credit and Internal Audit. During his career, Puneet has worked with various institutions like IndusInd bank, HDFC bank, and Centurion Bank of Punjab.

Udit Jain - Head, Marketing, Airtel Payments Bank

Udit Jain - Head, Marketing, Airtel Payments Bank

Udit heads Marketing for Airtel Payments Bank.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

As the Marketing Head, Udit is responsible for forging a unique identity for the bank by seamlessly weaving the offline and online worlds, as well as the creative and media worlds. He leads all marketing & brand strategies for the bank.

Udit brings in over 13  years of experience in marketing and brand building across different categories & brands. His experience ranges across industries, channels & geographies through which he has conceptualized various campaigns that have won accolades like the Cannes Silver Lion.

Before joining the bank, Udit was heading Brand & Marketing for Airtel’s mobility business. 

In the past, he has also worked with  Reckitt Benckiser for over ten  years across sales, shopper marketing, and consumer marketing verticals.

Prasad Routray - Head, Corporate Business & Alliances, Airtel Payments Bank

Prasad Routray - Head, Corporate Business & Alliances, Airtel Payments Bank

Prasad heads the Corporate business & alliances vertical for Airtel Payments Bank.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

Prasad contributes in furthering the bank’s vision by forging relationships and nurturing tie-ups & partnerships with large corporates and institutions etc. He leads verticals like Cash Drop, Value-chains, dairies, strategic and government alliances.

Prasad brings in over 25 years of rich experience in Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Distribution Management. Prasad joined us from Airtel, wherein he held various leadership roles across businesses and locations. In his last stint before joining the bank, Prasad was serving as the Vice President & Business Head for Airtel, Mumbai.

In the past, Prasad has also worked with Radiant Electronics and Koskhika Telecom.

Prasad completed his Bachelors in Science from Utkal University and is a management graduate from KIIT School of Management.

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